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The Mr Baker’s Blog Hen Night Cupcake Challenge

Hey cake chums and welcome back to the blog.

It’s Thursday and you know what that means… It’s time for another video!

Next month, my baby sister is getting married and guess who she asked to be her ‘maid’ of honour?! Yup, it’s meeeee! *sob*

But, have you ever wondered what would happen if you let your cake-obsessed, primary-school-teacher-brother organise your hen weekend? Well, you probably haven’t, but luckily today, you get to find out anyway… It’s time for Organised Fun with Rob!

In fact, I planned a full weekend of Organised Fun, drawing on the many awesome skills of my sister’s super-talented friends (let me know if you want to see the results of my makeover in the Make Up Challenge). However, for my own special segment, I challenged all of the hens to the Mr Baker’s Blog Cupcake Challenge, giving them just 45 minutes to create elaborately decorated cupcakes, taking inspiration from the bride herself, her demon cat and the story of how they originally met.

I was actually super impressed by how well they all did – and, if I’m honest, a little disappointed that there weren’t as many tantrums and breakdowns as I’d hoped. As always, I’ve kept things family-friendly for my internet audience though, so don’t worry, there are no unsavoury surprises ahead – well, now I’ve saved 95% of the footage for the blooper reel…

Check out the video:

I do hope you enjoyed it – and I must say a huge thank you to all of the hens for indulging me, joining in with the fun AND for letting me shove cameras in their faces throughout.

As always, let me know what you thought of the video and if you have any ideas for future videos you would like to me to shoot, then pop them in the comments below or get in touch through one of the regular channels…

You can reach me through my Facebook page, the dedicated Cake Chums – with Mr Baker’s Blog Facebook group, by emailing me directly or why not drop me a line at:

Mr Baker’s Blog
PO Box 752
PO14 9RZ


Thanks so much for watching guys and I’ll see you next time! x

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Happy Hump Day!

Happy Hump Day, you guys! How’s your week going?

You may have noticed the brief interruption to my regular posting schedule this week – there was no new recipe published yesterday…

Yup, things have already gone awry! Don’t panic though – things are all good at Mr Baker’s Blog HQ. It’s just a super busy couple of weeks, with my sister’s Hen Weekend last weekend, parents’ evenings at school this week and, of course, the countdown to this weekend’s NISE show.

I’m also working on some pretty exciting cake creations at the moment too, but unfortunately, I’m sworn to secrecy on those. You’ll just have to wait and see…

I’m hoping to get all caught up with the regular schedule soon though, so hopefully you won’t have to wait too long for my latest tasty tasty recipe – Apple Crumble Cupcakes, which I promise are just as delicious as they sound. In the meantime, why not head to the recipes section of Mr Baker’s Blog and see if any of my existing creations tickle your fancy? Personally, I think it might be time for my Tiramisu Cake to make another reappearance…

I’m also hoping to get this week’s video – a little behind the scenes of some of the more cakey-themed fun at my sister’s hen weekend – finished tonight and uploaded tomorrow as planned, so make sure you have swung by my YouTube channel and hit the subscribe button, to ensure you get a notification as soon as it is up!

Also be sure to get in touch and let me know what you are working on this week – and don’t forget to get your contributions in for this week’s issue of Something Sweet, the weekly online magazine from Mr Baker’s Blog with all the latest news from the world of cake, too. If you haven’t checked out last week’s issue yet, you can find it here.

See you tomorrow! xx

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Happy Sunday, Cake Chums!

Hey hey, cake chums and welcome back to another issue of Something Sweet, the weekly online magazine from Mr Baker’s Blog with all the latest news from the world of cake!

This week, I write to you from a barn-conversion on a working farm in deepest, darkest West Sussex, where I am hosting lots of ‘organised fun’ for my baby sister’s hen night. However, I’ve managed to sneak away for a few minutes to ensure you guys can stay up to date with all the latest goings on in sugarcraft.

As always, there’s a huge amount to see and do, AND we find out who has scooped the prizes in my Cake International on Tour giveaway!

Featuring: Yellow Bee Cake Co, Northern Ireland Sugar Expo – NISE, The Nightwitch ‘s cakes, Cake International, Sugar Buttons by Billie, Ginger Cat Cakery, Cynzcakes, Sugarlicious cakes by Karen and Jan-Michael Sugar Art.

Head to this week’s issue to find all this and more in issue 52 of Something Sweet from Mr Baker’s Blog. You can find it here.